Nepal's religions
Nepal Religion
Religions in Nepal
Buddhist Beliefs
Buddhism, like most of the great religions of the world, is divided into a number of different traditions. We will deal in this essay with Theravada Buddhism.

Buddhism is a religion which shares few concepts with Christianity. For example, they do not believe in a transcendent or immanent or any other type of God or Gods, the need for a personal savior, the power of prayer, eternal life in a heaven or hell after death, etc.

They do believe in reincarnation: the concept that one must go through many cycles of birth, living, and death.

After many such cycles, if a person releases their attachment to desire and the self, they can attain Nirvana.

The Buddha's Four Noble Truths may be described (somewhat simplistically) as ...
to be fully understood: the universality of suffering
to be abandoned: the desire to have and control things which cause. suffering
to be made visible: the supreme truth and final liberation of nirvana which is achieved as the cause of suffering is eliminated. The mind experiences complete freedom and liberation
to be brought into being: the truth of the eightfold ariya path leading to the cessation of suffering
His Eightfold Path consists of ...
1. right understanding
2. right thinking
3. right speech
4. right conduct
5. right livelihood
6. right effort
7. right mindfulness
8. right concentration
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Nepal Religion Introduction